Tony Oursler’s work is focused on the ideal fantasy world of teenagers today. By using imagery of the electronic world of TV and the Internet, he examines the effects of overloading young people with visual stimuli and how this generates an almost constant appetite for more.
Oursler’s piece, a revolving lamp, casts found footage from online gaming sites and youtube images over the faces of singing New York teenagers printed on its four outer panels. Clear circular spots on the surfaces allow the images to project also on the wall. The work explores the link between the coding of games and the simultaneously productive and destructive use of creative energy.
Tony Oursler is represented by Metro Pictures, NY, and has exhibited widely, from the Metropolitan Museum, NY, to the Musée de Orsay, Paris.
Acrylic, Stainless Steel, Printed Acetate, Paper. Limited edition of 50, 7” x 7” x 9”, 40 watt bulb, framed.
Check out the press on Tony Oursler’s lamp :
The Revolving Lamp